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Non-Fiction Call Number Guide is intended to be helpful to school librarians as well as classroom teachers. It includes a guide for introducing the non-fiction section of the school library or media center to your students. Keeping a box full of
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This 10-question quiz can be used in conjunction with the Non-Fiction Text Features Assessment task cards that are also in my store. *Updated on 10/11/15 to include alternate spelling of color (colour) to accommodate Aussie customers. I hope you
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Teaching Non-Fiction Text Features is an important skill. I wanted to create a set of posters that had a main theme (in my case, kittens) so that it could be used with a variety of non-fiction books that you may already have in your own
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Same product, new cover page :) This packet is for Media Specialist/Librarians that teach primary grades k-2 and can be adapted to 3-5. This packet I use with my media classes that I meet with once a week for 45 minutes. This packet is for
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6 page packet of handouts for grades 3-5 on parts of a book, including table of contents, index, glossary and a review. Includes fun cover!
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This is a pack of 8 graphic organizers and 6 headers and features of text (3 for non-fiction, 3 for fiction) cards that can be used in a classroom display or on a large Venn diagram. The headers and features of text display words are provided in
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Hope you enjoy this FREE item! :) This presentation defines "biography" and "autobiography," and it explains the 10 elements of a biography. I typically have several biographies/autobiographies on display as I give this presentation, plus show
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This unit can be used to create exciting Book Tasting Events at your school. 1. First, I’ve included 5 table signs for a Bluebonnet Tasting for schools in Texas. 2. I also included menu signs if you wanted to have kids vote for their
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This scavenger hunt can be used by any text since the questions are generic. There is a section near the bottom of the page where you can ask specific questions about the particular text by filling in the blanks for the students.
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This 33 slide powerpoint addresses the use of 5 different reference materials...encyclopedia, atlas, almanac, dictionary and thesaurus. At the end of the powerpoint, there's a quiz for students to participant in. This quick quiz will help teachers
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**A BUNDLE of all 3 sets is available here: Cute BUNDLE of Library Organization Shelf Signs Do you want to make your classroom or school library more attractive and easier for students to navigate? Try this library sign set! This is a set of 40
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Learning Objective: Students will create a book of nonfiction text features. Students must locate text features in an informational text, think about how these features help them as researchers, and create an example of what the feature looks like.
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Learning Objective: Students will identify nonfiction text features and how they help them as researchers. This PowerPoint is intended for use with my Nonfiction Text Features Book. Use this PowerPoint to introduce each text feature in the
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With cute argyle and plaid backgrounds, this 156-slide presentation defines and gives eye-catching examples for each section of the Dewey Decimal System. It could be shown as a presentation or could simply be displayed as a slideshow in your
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This is a great tool to use with students to demonstrate how get their brain “ready to read” a Non-Fiction book. I wanted to show them how when you read, your brain needs to be actually DOING something, not just reading the words (although that
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This graphic organizer is useful for grades kindergarten through second grade. Students use a nonfiction book to complete the graphic organizer. It requires that they include the title and author of the book (encouraging young students to cite
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I created this mini animal research project as a great follow up to my “Recipe for Research” which introduces the six research steps. You can find more about that activity on my blog at:
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Non-Fiction Text Features are important elements of reading to find out information. They help to make the text fun and interesting. This powerpoint includes 17 commonly used text features in an entertaining introduction or review. This lesson
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This is a fun culminating activity for a unit on Reference books. Students get an invitation to a dinner party. The guests of honor are a dictionary, an almanac, an atlas and an encyclopedia. Students each get a "place card" with a question. They
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A short list of some favorite topics in an elementary school library and where to look for them.
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I have decided that it was time to make new book labels for my classroom that matched with what the students are learning with the common core standards. I made sure to add labels such as adventure books, opinions, habitats, the list goes on. I have
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Use this handout as extra practice, for students to get familiar with reference books. They will gain additional information on how dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias are used.
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Thank you for looking at my product! This lesson is utilizing the book Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale in order to write paragraph research! Although I would love that you utilized the literature along with this lesson - IT IS NOT NECESSARY.
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Thank you for looking at my product! This lesson is utilizing the book Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale in order to write paragraph research! Although I would love if you utilized the literature along with this lesson - IT IS NOT
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In this package : An Australian Animal Information Chart. Students fill in the chart after they have learnt about or researched at least 6 different Australian animals. An information sheet for the teacher with 6 different Australian
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This file includes 10 high resolution word cloud images for each of the Dewey Decimal System ranges (000 - 900). Each image displays the Dewey number in large red text, surrounded with gray scale words that describe the topic of books students will
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Each year, my 2nd graders learn how to locate books using the Dewey Decimal System in our school’s library. We learn about one section per week and they get to check out an extra book from that section (that’s kind of a big deal-they get THREE books
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Need Dewey Decimal signs for the nonfiction section of your library? These are perfect for Elementary School Libraries and will even work for middle and high schools too. Each sign can be affixed to the top of the appropriate shelf. The numbers and
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Welcome to the Reading Passport Book Report. Book reports don’t have to be a chore. In this book report, students can create a “reading passport” for a specific book that they have read. This worksheet will work well with grades from 2nd grade to
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Cards you can print out and cut for students to use when learning about research and non-fiction text. Students will use the table of contents of non-fiction books to determine which books to use. I created this to use in my library, but can be
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The librarian's dream! Research page and guided notes for an invention research project. Students use post-it notes to gather information as it relates to their invention that they chose to investigate. Use the guided notes to have the children pull
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This file is great for beginner researchers starting projects, taking, and organizing notes. Small spaces require students to take very brief notes, rather than copy straight from their source. There is a space for sources to be cited as well.
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Use the following worksheets to help students research the Human Body information needed for MCAS. The worksheets were made to be used with The Human Machine, Looking at Cells, and Understanding the Brain from the National Geographic Reading
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Print these cards to help students master the difference between fiction, nonfiction, biography, and reference materials. To see other great products, follow my store: LIVIN’ IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER Thanks!
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Welcome to Reading Passport Booklet. Book reports don’t have to be a chore. This booklet helps students report on 5 (or more) books in a passport style. It makes it fun! This worksheet will work well with grades from 2nd grade to fifth grade.
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Twelve PowerPoint slides print out beautifully as signs for your library. Highly requested topics are highlighted for students to be able to find what they need quickly and easily. I printed and laminated these signs then attached them to bookends
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Pick a Question Non-Fiction Comprehension Set features 28 Question cards along with a set of blanks for you to add questions if you desire. These question cards will help jump-start independent, small group or whole class literacy discussions.
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Here is a reading passage for third graders. It is a nonfiction passage with vocabulary and true/false.
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This activity challenges students to use the print features of informational texts to locate and learn new information. After familiarizing your students with informational text features, the students can use any non-fiction book to demonstrate
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Large signs for walls or tops of shelves. Help students access information easily with these large easy-to-read signs.
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Using an Index is intended to be used in a school library media center setting to introduce the use of an index within many types of non-fiction material. It can easily be incorporated into a unit of study that is being done in the classroom so
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We are always taught that reference skills in the library are best taught at the point of need. By using any of these 3 units, ideally along with classroom collaboration, Using an Index can become a practical step to acquiring
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This is a PDF of a Mrs. ReaderPants blog post from June 24, 2016. It is the second post in my Using Picture Books With Older Readers series. All the lesson ideas in this series are designed for use in middle school, but they could be adapted for
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In this lesson students activate their prior knowledge to recall the events of the first traditional Thanksgiving by using story elements. The lesson requires little preparation and uses the abundant resources in the school library. The lesson
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Use this sheet along with animal books from the non-fiction section in your media center. Students can can work with a partner or as individuals to determine the answers and locate the information to complete this activity. Students work on using
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Using an Index is intended to be used in a school library media center setting to introduce the use of an index within many types of non-fiction material. It can easily be incorporated into a unit of study that is being done in the classroom so
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See the entire revised (May 2016) bibliography lesson by downloading the preview! This item isolates and simplifies the skill of writing a bibliography. It can be taught separately (grab a pile of books on a topic and have kids practice writing
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**Brand New Product** FREE for a limited time (August 2015). Your ratings and feedback are greatly appreciated!! THANK YOU! This 9 page NO PREP document breaks down the steps to recording and citing source information. From finding copyright and
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When classes come to the School Library Media Center, often there are some students with special needs. The guides included in this product help less verbal students who also may need fewer choices. With assistance, these students can have a
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I am currently working as a teacher-librarian and I illustrated these labels to tape to the shelves in my library. They are great for primary students, and English Language Learners. They clearly state the topic, Dewey number and have a colourful
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This color coded label system is the perfect way to keep your classroom library organized in alphabetical order. There are different color labels for each letter in the alphabet (A-W) and "XYZ" are combined as one color label. The color coding
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In this activity, students learn to determine the difference between essential and non-essential information in nonfiction text. Though I use Time for Kids as the resource, any non-fiction text can be used. Other skills practiced are
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